SMA Off-Grid Configurator

Designing plants and dimensioning off-grid systems can be a cumbersome and time-consuming task. Whether it's for a small-scale plant or a large-scale hybrid plant, the new SMA Off-Grid Configurator from SMA provides you with a professional and customized solution for the simulation and dimensioning of your off-grid system. Every design aspect is mapped out, from dimensioning the PV plant, the battery and the inverter to calculating profitability and calculating the battery life.

The Configurator not only saves you time for planning, but it also saves you money. A few mouse clicks is all it takes to assess your project’s cost-effectiveness. The Configurator supports SMA off-grid systems all over the world, including 230 V and 120 V systems.

From the demo version to the full version

You can download your free demo version and try out all the software functions. Please note, that the demo version offers limited functionality: the number of climate data are restricted, PV module types can't be changed, and you can't save or print your projects. For access to all functions you need the full version of the Off-Grid Configurator. After purchasing a serial number from your PV wholesaler, you can upgrade your demo to a full version in a few steps. The serial number will be mailed to you in a sealed packet. Just click on the "Register Full Version" button in the demo version and follow the four indicated steps. Done – Your individual plant designing can start right away.

Always up-to-date

In order to be able to ideally support you while planning and dimensioning your off-grid systems, we constantly work to improve the software. The update is an auto-function via Internet and free of charge.

You can download the latest version directly from the download area.

VERSION 1.17 (January 2016)

  • Database Update
  • Bug Fixing

VERSION 1.16 (September 2015)

  • Extended database for Li-Batteries
  • Improved simulations with Li-batteries
  • Updated product database in the installation package

Version 1.15 (July 2015)

  • Simulation of lithium-ion batteries
  • Quick selection of climate data record
  • Quick selection of PV modules, inverters via combo boxes or from Favorites list
  • Display of the PV-module efficiency curve, current-voltage characteristicand voltage-power characteristic in the database dialog box
  • New error messages after stopping the simulation
  • New menu item Favorites Management: managing preferred PV modules
  • Menu items PV Inverter and System Inspection are now more clearly arranged

Version 1.14 (June 2014)

  • Improved CSV Export
  • Database Update
  • Bug Fixing

Version 1.13 (April 2014)

  • Database update (batteries and inverter)

Version 1.12 (March 2014)

  • Complete redesign of the graphical user interface
  • New kind of load profiles: Imported profiles
  • New battery model
  • New summary page results
  • New dialog after crash message
  • Database update (batteries and inverter)
  • Project image and company logo as *.png data file
  • Bug fixing

Version 1.11 (May 2013)

Update Database:

  • Battery Database
    New Batteries:

    • Sonnenschein / Exide
    • Sun Xtender / Concorde Bat. Corp
    • Trojan Battery Company

  • Inveter Database
    New Inverter:

    • SUNNY BOY 3000TL / 3600TL / 4000TL / 5000TL
    • SUNNY TRIPOWER 5000TL / 6000TL / 7000TL / 8000TL / 9000TL

Version 1.10 (March 2013)

  • Spanish version of the SMA Off-Grid Configurator
  • Advanced battery simulation and calculation of the battery lifetime
  • Bug Fixing

Version 1.09 (November 2012)

  • New Tooltips Menu "Sunny Island and Battery"
  • New Design Menu "Plant Type and Surrounding Area"
  • General improvements and debugging

Version 1.08 (October 2012)

  • New start page
  • Menu items/pages have been extensively revised and more neatly arranged:

    • Menu Consumption
    • Menu Inverter
    • Menu Auxiliary Generator
    • Menu Sunny Island and Battery

  • Menu Plant Type and Surrounding Area

    • Presentation of plant diagram with/without auxiliary generator
    • Display Climate Data

  • Menu PV Modules:

    • The term "Azimuth" has been replaced by the term "PV Module Orientation"
    • Orientation even for elevated PV modules is freely selectable.
    • Percentage data regarding shading (annually) occurrences can be made available
    • The term "Solar Savings Fraction" is replaced by the term "Desired Ratio to Consumption": The ratio of the amount of input energy contributed by a solar energy system to the total input energy required for a specific application

  • Simulation:

    • The result output as CSV has been extended to the following: low-power battery mode and charging strategy
    • After stopping the simulation, the following message pops up from the MessageBox: "Check the Message Window"
    • Warning/Indication when a change of battery is required or during operation in the low-power battery mode

  • Menu Results:

    • The term "Theoretical Consumption" is replaced by the term "Predefined Consumption"
    • The term "Consumption Simulation" is replaced by the term "Saved Consumption"

  • New contents were added to the online help/manual
  • Menu Options:

    • Regional settings during first initialization possible

  • Update database:

    • Battery database has been updated
    • Generator database has been updated
    • Inverter database has been updated

Version 1.06 (June 2012)

  • Diesel generator is optional
  • Charge control without auxiliary diesel generator implemented
  • Updated climate data
  • Updated database: modules and inverters
  • New battery type: Rolls/Surrette

Data sheet

SMA OFF-GRID CONFIGURATOR - Design and simulation program for off-grid systems OFFGRIDCON-DUS1133911.pdf
  • Type: Data sheet
  • Language: English (US)
  • Number: OFFGRIDCON-DUS113911
  • Version: 1.1

PC Software

SMA OFF-GRID CONFIGURATOR Setup 1.17 setup_OffGridConfigurator_1017.exe
  • Type: PC Software
  • Language: International
  • Number: setup_OffGridConfigurator_1017
  • Version: 1.17

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